Sharyn Swanepoel is an emerging writer who lives in Brisbane with her husband and a large collection of succulents. There’s a teenage son also living there somewhere, and two older step-children who occasionally visit to borrow things. She prefers chocolate over wine, and spends hours browsing op shops or libraries. 

A former journalist, she still writes stories about people, most with a happy ending or a delicious twist. 

Three of her short stories were published in anthologies in 2020, one of which was longlisted for the Adaptable program with Queensland Writers Centre.

In 2021 she is working on a series of short story anthologies with her writing group, while working behind the scenes on a full-length novel.

Links to purchase her books can be found on the Books page.

Professional Reader 80%

Here’s some of her other short stories, shortlisted in the Australian Writers Centre Furious Fiction competitions:

The Time Machine AND Bucket List

Listen HERE to the Australian Writers Centre podcast, talking about Lighthouse: An Anthology amongst other stories.

Here’s another of her short stories, winner of the Queensland Writers Centre Right Left Write competition:

Best Laid Plans

Sharyn Swanepoel – Southbank, Brisbane.
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